Ellen Pompeo

Ellen Kathleen Pompeo (/pʌmˈpɛoʊ/; born November 10, 1969) is an American actress, known for playing the lead role, Meredith Grey, in the ABC medical drama Grey's Anatomy. In 2011, she was named the ninth highest paid television actress, earning $7 million. In 2012, she was named the eighth highest paid television actress, earning $9 million. She has extended her contract for two more years which would have her involved with the show until the 10th season.